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Where? They asked. What, a Pub? They asked. Yes, that’s right we bought a Pub at Ilfracombe! Where else would you want to be? – nowhere else, but in a small rural community, in a unique iconic Pub spending time yarning to straight talking locals and visitors from all walks of life - from destinations unheard of.

I’ve always wanted a Pub, not just any Pub but a country Pub. I grew up on a sheep and cattle property at Springsure, Qld before rolling my swag and heading off the Longreach Pastoral College quite a while ago now even though it just feels like yesterday. That’s where it all began – this country gets in your blood – it’s only taken 30 years to make it back. Just took the long way round, that’s all. Pretty much married the boy next door, not quite next door but pretty close. You know in Australia how they say “down the road” – well he lived about an hour “down the road”. Spending our early years together on a cattle property between Clermont & Charters Towers before heading to the mighty Burdekin for six weeks in 1995 with earthmoving machinery in tow as the new irrigation farms were developed. Six weeks turned to 20 years, two children, sugar cane farming and rest is history. Last year my parents purchased “Newstead” a rural property 10 mins from the Pub, no one would be living there – golden opportunity to sell up and move west. We visited, we stayed at the Pub. I remember saying “I love this place, how awesome is this Pub” anything at all to convince Paul, my husband that it was a good idea. On 7th October 2016 we officially purchased the “Wellshot Hotel – a dream come true. We can create the place – but you create the atmosphere, well that’s my theory anyway. The Wellshot Hotel has been referred to as the “Crab Pot”. “Once you’re in you can’t get out”! The guy that said this was staying for one night and ended up staying for four. So, come see for yourself!

Tracy Hatch

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Wellshot Hotel

20 Main Ave, Ilfracombe QLD

Call (07) 4658 2106


Wellshot News Blog

Machinery Mile across the Wellshot Hotel
Machinery Mile across the Wellshot Hotel
Wed 31 May 2017
The Machinery Mile in Ilfracombe boasts an impressive array of machinery including an incredible gun...

Wellshot Hotels first $peed $hears
Wellshot Hotels first $peed $hears
Sat 15 Apr 2017
What a night! The first $peed $hears in years were helt at the Wellshot Hotel and we all had an amzi...